My determination to find a low-profile belt started over two years ago, as I have explained on the History page of the Beltless Belt site. Who would have thought my biggest critic would have been my daughter?
So Hanna is now 13 and she knows almost everything, or so she says. While I was in the process of designing the belt and going through the trial and error stage, she pointed out to me on a regular basis all the reasons this would not work but, in a way, that was a good thing; it just made me more determined to prove her wrong.
At first, she explained to me that this was not the style, that wearing shirts half in, half out was in style now and low-profile belts were not necessary because it was ok to show any belt. I explained to her that that was not the purpose of this belt. She didn’t get it. She than went on to explain to me that if nobody was going to see the belt, what was the purpose of wearing it? So, I went on to explain to her that sometimes even the right pair of jeans, may not fit right in some places and again she didn’t get it.
And the last argument she had, which was a good one, and I quote, went “but mom, I don’t want to hurt your feelings but we can get belts with tiny buckles”, and I explained to her that what she said was exactly the problem: any buckle, no matter how small, would protrude even slightly, And she did what any normal teenager would do; she shook her head, gave me a kiss and walked away.
Up until now, after many months of positive feedback from those who have purchased the belt, other than the occasional look, my daughter has not offered any new criticism, so when she came to talk to me during my workout, the last thing I was thinking about was the belt.
She started by saying; “mommy, I never thought I would ask you this”, my reaction as any mothers would be was an instant headache, “yes dear” was all I could manage, “could I borrow the belt when I go out tonight”?